Meet your new favorite no bake protein bar! With more protein than sugar per bar, these healthy, melt-in-your mouth-delicious Peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars are perfect for a grab and go breakfast or afternoon snack. Oh, and they’re super easy to make!

Peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars on a blue and white dish with a cup of coffee.

The inspiration behind these quick and easy No Bake Protein Bars?

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme and Liz Shaw.  Aka, the person I want to be when I grow up!

For ReDux’s birthday month, let’s celebrate each other! Pick a fellow ReDuxer, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs. In your post, give your readers a little intro to this blogger, what you like about this blogger/their blog and either link to their recipe you made or share your brand new “inspired” creation.

Meet Liz…

Meet Liz Shaw! She's a registered dietitian nutritionist, health nut and recipe guru at Shaw's Simple Swaps, who relishes in all things that make healthy living easy and fun. Oh, and she's super cool, and down-to-earth too!

I first met Liz about 1 1/2 years ago when she contacted me to get some tips about growing her blog, Shaw’s Simple Swaps. I knew right from the start that Liz was one super cool, down-to-earth lady, and it’s been such a joy to see her grow both her business over the past year, as well as to get to know her better both professionally and personally! This is the 1st e-mail she ever sent me, and how fun is it that she just got accepted into The Recipe ReDux?!!

My name is Elizabeth and I am a fellow RD out here in San Diego! I recently began expanding and updating my blog to bring it into the 21st century…! With that, I have now been accepted into the Recipe Redux.

I am really excited and see that you are on that as well and have been for a while. I reviewed your site and all of your amazing recipes (they look delicious by the way!) and was wondering if you would ever be up to offer some advice for a newbie in this realm of dietetics.

I would love to buy you a coffee or lunch if you had the time…
Liz is pretty much a jack-of-all trades, and seriously could be the inspiration for the main character in I Don’t Know How She Does It.

And, when she’s not working with clients for her nutrition consulting business, Liz is creating healthy recipes for her blog, Shaw’s Simple Swaps, writing for Fitness Magazine, chairing the mentorship committee for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group, and teaching classes at one of the community colleges here in San Diego.

If that’s not enough to keep anyone busy…

In her spare time Liz is training for a Spartan Ultra Beast this summer in Hawaii with her hubby, Mr. CEOGulp. That’s 26+ miles of running with “a few twists {aka obstacles} thrown in to keep it interesting.” I probably don’t need to tell you that my daily FitBit steps look pretty shabby in comparison to Liz’s.

Oh, and did I mention she makes a mean No Bake Protein Bar too???

2 no bake protein bars on a blue and white saucer.
2 no bake protein

Her recipe is perfect on it’s own, but I decided to make a few simple swaps based upon what ingredients I had on hand, plus I wanted to make it low FODMAP friendly as well for my clients. Here’s my twist on her Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Meet your new favorite No Bake Protein Bars! With more protein per serving {10 grams} than sugar, these Peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or healthy snack! | Recipe @thespicyrd

Peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars

Meet your new favorite no bake protein bar! With more protein than sugar per serving, these peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or healthy snack! Recipe is gluten-free with vegan and low FODMAP options.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8



  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Place all ingredients except almond milk in a food processor, and process until mixture has a fine crumb consistency. Add almond or other milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture pulls away from the side of the food processor bowl, and is slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Place mixture on parchment paper and press dough down, forming an 8 x 4 rectangle, then place baking sheet in freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Remove and slice in to 8 bars before serving.
  • Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.


If you’ve never had “rice rollers’ before, they are a lightly sweetened puffed rice treat from Costco. If you can’t find them, any puffed rice cereal will do. For the protein powder, I used Designs for Health Whey Cool Grass Fed powder, but you can use your favorite vegan or low FODMAP protein powder too. Macadamia Nut oil is rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fats, but is sometimes hard to find in the grocery store, so feel free to use any high monounsaturated vegetable oil.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP Option, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword energy bars, no bake desserts, peanut butter recipes
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In addition to her yummy recipes, Liz is refreshingly open, candid and honest in her Wind Down Wednesday and Fertility Friday series on her blog, so be sure and head on over to Shaw’s Simple Swaps to say hi!

So healthy and delicious! Peanut Butter Cinnamon No Bake Protein Bars @thespicyrd | The recipe is so easy to make {only 5 minutes prep time!} and is gluten-free with vegan and low FODMAP options.

Happy Birthday Recipe ReDux!!! Now head on over to check out all the yummy creations my fellow ReDuxers are whipping up this month!

Coffee talk time! If the magic fairy gave you more time, more energy, or both, what would you do with it? Do you have a friend with as much energy as Liz? Do YOU have as much energy as Liz? If so, I’d love to know your secrets! 🙂